Highest pitch 15m
- 1.5-2.5hrs access,
- 3-4hrs descent
- 10min exit
With a huge catchment, tricky access and high commitment, this canyon has only been descended a few times. Some have called it “Wilson Creek on Steroids” for its high flows, narrow canyon and dangerous features.
A viable route only in very low flow conditions in late summer: even very experienced teams have had some close calls in here with siphons in ‘normal February flows’. This is a canyon to take very seriously, but all who have been were very impressed at the beauty and power of the canyon.
First descent: Dave Vass and Scott Hall, 19 March 2010.
Thank you to Alain Rohr, Jethro Robinson, Justin Wimmer and Erwan Coq for updated information on this canyon.
Scott Hall’s images
These were taken on the first descent, showing extremely low water levels
Erwan Coq’s images
Taken from a descent with Justin Wimmer in April 2022. After a long dry summer, but you can still see the water level is higher than on the first descent… (Compare the final pitch images from the two galleries…)